Rory J Jackson, Harlow’s answer to the King of Pop, impressed judges with his dancing on Britain’s Got Talent.
Grooving to the Michael Jackson track Billie Jean, Rory got the thumbs up from Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams on the ITV talent show.
He will now advance to the second round of the competition after appearing on Britain’s Got More Talent, broadcast after the main show on Saturday (April 16).
As well as his performance being broadcast on ITV 2, Rory was interviewed by host Stephen Mulhern who asked him to dance for as long as he could.
Rory is a tribute artist, dancer, singer and impersonator of Michael Jackson, performing all-round the country and regularly headlines Harlow fairs and festivals.
The 29-year-old, who was brought up in Spinning Wheel Mead and went to Brays Grove School, is hoping to achieve his big break through the talent show.
After giving his approval Simon Cowell said: “If I had been watching from 100ft away I would have believed that was Michael Jackson. This was a really well deserved four yeses.”
Alesha Dixon added: “I was at a Bad concert and I think you did a really good job, you should be really proud of yourself.”
This was the second episode of the tenth series of the show. The eventual winner will receive a cash prize and a place on the bill for the 2016 Royal Variety Show.
Sources: Harlow Star | All Things Michael